Walgreens Gets Tough on Malpractice

John Aravosis links approvingly to this AP story about Walgreens suspending pharmacists for refusing to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception.

He writes:
This is turning into a growing problem, and it's absurd for these pharmacists to talk about their religious and moral beliefs. I go to the pharmacy for medicine, not spiritual advice. If you're opposed to the death penalty, don't apply for a job as an excecutioner. If you're allergic to animals, don't become a vet. And if you hate kids, don't become a pediatrician. It's absurd that these people have decided to be pharmacists, then turn around and saying being a pharmacist is against their religion. Great, it's not against mine. Give me my damn prescription.
I wonder why these conscientious pharmacists are willing to work for pharmacies that sell what they consider to be baby-murdering products. I mean, would you work for a pharmacy that sold Zyclon-B, even if you didn't actually have to dispense it?

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